Captain Russell Curtis has just made the first jump in time. But the moment he lands — and vomits from the gut-twisting journey — he meets his time-traveling future self, who’s in a panic.
They must work together to change the outcome of their future. But it’s not easy, especially when you’ve turned into a jerk.
Amiable and loose, this sci-fi comedy short riffs on 80s classics like “Back to the Future,” complete with endearingly lo-fi special effects. The short’s sharp writing is stuffed with profanities and pop culture references, and it’s anchored by nimble, verbally dextrous performances.
Entertaining and good-natured, “Russell Curtis” is like if Richard Linklater takes on Star Trek, with plenty of wit and verve.